Tag Archives: Loire Valley

In My Glass: 2011 90+ Cellars Sancerre Lot 69

Despite five or more feet of snow in my yard, I am optimistic that crocuses and green grass are just around the corner. In celebration of Daylight Saving Time and with hopes of beckoning the advent of spring, it was time for a springlike meal centered on asparagus and sauteed chicken. This meal could only […]

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“Summah Cheese + Rosé”

 Some have a “basketball jones” while others jones for rosé. We at WineDineWithUs are of the latter sort. In fact, our colleague Eleni created the “Rosé Society” to evangelically promote this style of wine. Couple this with my extreme devotion to good cheese and the class “Summah Cheese + Rosé” at Central Bottle + Provisions was my […]

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The Rosé Society – 2011 Lieu Dit Cocagne Coteaux de Vendômoise

   Is this the wine to convert  non-believers to adherents of the Rosé Society? Made from Pineau d’Aunis, a grape grown only in the lovely Loire Valley of France, it just may be that. Though some may refer to  the varietal as “offbeat” or ” an historical oddity”, it yields wines to be seriously considered. The wine presents […]

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April Trade Show Round-up – Languedoc and The Loire

Languedoc – L’Aventure Languedoc  Languedoc , including Roussillon, is the largest wine producing region of not only France, but the world. However, only lately have sales of the region’s wines seen an uptick due to the increasingly favorable perception of the region. Though there have always been producers of quality wine here, the majority of wine was […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray

Last February I reviewed one of my favorite wines in the under $20 price range: Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray. It was from the 2007 vintage and I found the “wine’s richness, purity, and delicious…hard to resist.” I am currently in the process of selecting wine for a 500-person event at my “day job” and the 2010 […]

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Plonk Pick – Steenberg “H.M.S. Victorious” Chenin Blanc South Africa 2010

  I went looking for a fall white several weeks ago. I was done with the racy whites and pretty pinks of summer. I wanted a wine with more substance. I came upon a large floor display for this wine and since the price was right – $8.99 – and the varietal also – Chenin Blanc […]

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Plonk Pick – La Cave des Vins de Sancerre “Le P’tit Sancerre” 2009

Now, “The Summer of Riesling” is a fine idea – acquaint wine drinkers with the wonderful world of Riesling, the most underrated of the white noble grapes. And the wines of Argentina, which we love and promote at Wine Dine With Us, offer a great confluence of quality and price. Having said all that, though, make mine France. […]

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Plonk Pick – Lieu Dit “Cocagne” Rosé 2010

  Does this wine have a cult following? Should it have a Facebook page? Whatever those answers may be, I continue  my current preoccupation with pink with this captivating wine. As I mentioned in a previous post, this wine was on the “Carte du Vin” for our evening at the Herb Lyceum. It deserves a closer look. […]

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He Said, She Said: Loire Valley Wines 2011 Boston Trade Tasting

KATRIN – I was so looking forward to the Loire Valley Wines tasting on April 4 – we are huge fans of wines from the Loire and had a really great time at the tasting at the W Hotel last year. But it was also the location, as neither of us had been to Fenway […]

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Wine Review: 2007 Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Cuvée Silex Vouvray

I was almost misty-eyed when I opened my last bottle of Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray.  Without a doubt, this biodynamic beauty was one of my favorite white wines of last year or two. When Glenn and I split a case in summer 2009, my intention was to hold on to a couple of bottles to see how […]

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